Women in Technology and Science

WITS Strategy 2021-2025

The 2020 Executive Committee developed a 5-year Strategy for 2021-2025. We defined a 5-year top-level Goal, 4 Strategic Objectives to support that Top Level Goal and an Action Plan to pursue those objectives.

All of this was presented and approved by members at the 2020 AGM. Any members who would like to be more actively engaged in attaining the Goal and any or all of the Strategic Objectives outlined contact us here.


A voluntary, independent organisation advocating, acting and connecting for women to benefit society as full and vital participants in STEM.


To advance the retention of women throughout their STEM careers by researching, developing and sharing insights & best practice.

Strategic Objective 1: Research

Generate data & evidence to better understand why women in Ireland drop out of STEM.

Aggregate data and identify key interventions and best practice to retain women in STEM.

Strategic Objective 2: Advocating

Advocate for policy changes to support retention of women in STEM careers

Strategic Objective 3: Informing

Disseminate data re: why women drop out and information regarding best practice to retain women in STEM

Strategic Objective 4: Resourcing

Have effective sub-committee and working group models to manage and share workload.

The strategy will be reviewed by Exec Committee every 6 months. Metrics and indicators will be reviewed and developed as we make progress and the Executive will report to the membership each year at AGM as to progress of 5 year strategic goal. The 5-year Stategy for 2021-2025 followed and developed the WITS Strategy 2018-2020.

Full strategy document is available to download here.